stumble, skandalizō, G4624

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σκανδαλίζω skandalizō

Strong’s number: G4624

Greek Lexical Dictionary: Strong’s #4624 – σκανδαλίζω

Greek Word: σκανδαλίζω

Part of Speech: Verb

Transliteration: skandalizó

Phonetic Spelling: skan-dal-id’-zo

Quick Definition: to put a snare (in the way), to cause to stumble, to give offense

Usage: I cause to stumble, cause to sin, cause to become indignant, shock, offend.

Etymology: from G4625 (noun)

NASB Translation: cause (1), cause…to stumble (2), causes (2), causes…to stumble (6), fall away (7), falls away (1), led into sin (1), makes…stumble (2), offend (1), offended (1), stumble (3), stumbling (1), take (1), take offense (1), took offense (2).

New Testament usage

Strong’s #4624 – σκανδαλίζω – 32X in 27 verses

Mat 5:29; Mat 5:30; Mat 11:6; Mat 13:21; Mat 13:57; Mat 15:12; Mat 17:27; Mat 18:6; Mat 18:8; Mat 18:9; Mat 24:10; Mat 26:31; Mat 26:33; Mar 4:17; Mar 6:3; Mar 9:42; Mar 9:43; Mar 9:45; Mar 9:47; Mar 14:27; Mar 14:29; Luk 7:23; Luk 17:2; Joh 6:61; Joh 16:1; 1Co 8:13; 2Co 11:29.

No uses in the Septuagint LXX.

Englishman’s Concordance: σκανδαλίζω (skandalizó)


Thayer’s G4624: to put a stumbling block or impediment in the way, upon which another may trip and fall, metaph. to offend; to entice to sin; to cause a person to begin to distrust and desert one whom he ought to trust and obey; to cause to fall away; to be offended in one, i.e. to see in another what I disapprove of and what hinders me from acknowledging his authority; to cause one to judge unfavorably or unjustly of another; since one who stumbles or whose foot gets entangled feels annoyed: to cause one displeasure at a thing; to make indignant; to be displeased, indignant

Strong’s G4624: To “scandalize”; from G4625; to entrap, that is, trip up (figuratively stumble [transitively] or entice to sin, apostasy or displeasure): – (make to) offend.

Mounce G4624: to cause to sin, cause to fall (into sin), offend; to fall away (from the faith), go astray; to take offense

Related words: skandalon G4624

Hebrew Equivalent Word: Strong #: 3782 ‑ כָּשַׁל (kaw‑shal’);  

PreceptsAustin: skandalizo

Reference Works

21 Romans 14:1-20 The problem of Christian taboos

22 Romans 14:19-15:13 Handling Disagreement

26 Matthew 5:27-30 Lust

25 1Corinthians 10:1-12 Take heed lest you fall

26 1Corinthians 10:13 Escaping temptation?

27 1Corinthians 10:14-11:1 Flee idolatry

04 1 Peter 2:1-10 Living Stones

10 2 Peter 2:13-16 Balaam and the false teachers

06 Philippians 2:12-13 Work out your salvation

08 Jeremiah 20:7-18 Why is life so hard

Psalm 107 The Lord delivers us from manifold troubles

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